Yes, my precious, the preview will stoke your appetite for the upcoming adventure about the fantasy-writing author.
Fingers crossed that Peter Jackson doesn't make another trilogy based on them.
Flannery O'Connor damned the novel with pretty faint praise when it came out: "I think for a child's book it does all right." That seems unduly harsh (and unfair to YA literature). What works best for me as an adult reader is the slow accretion of local color, the barbed social comedy, and the graceful prose.
“There is many a thing in the West-regions unknown to me, marvels and strange beings, a land fair and lovely, the homeland
After my diagnosis, I felt my own fellowship form. My parents came together to do their best to protect me; they protected me from germs, infections, depression, and loneliness. My best friend and sister provided levity in a dark time much like Merry and Pippin. I met another cancer survivor who proved to be a great guide on my journey, showing me the path to recovery.
In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.
As IGN points out, the Lord of the Rings author was also responsible for many essays and analyses of Old English tales including
More than anything else, Elementari Rising might be about the inevitable loss of innocence, the unsustainability of normal life in the face of natural disaster. Perhaps for that reason the protagonist is young, and the threatened Terakhein are children.
The marketers made a brilliant move in refusing to reveal more than an eye or a bit of tail in the previews, because the first full-on shot of Smaug made my jaw drop. He is exquisite, and when Bilbo says that tales fall short of his magnificence, he couldn't be more correct.
Tolkien was born in South Africa in 1892 and experienced the death of both his parents before he turned 13. He was a lieutenant
Navaer, melyn! 2: They are useless. It's sad to say, but there are very VERY few people who know these languages well, mainly
The more you love The Hobbit the more you'll hate this sorry commercialized excuse for an adaptation. Peter Jackson may look a bit like a Hobbit but don't let that fool you. He's Hollywood all the way.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What is there to say about the behemoth of the modern cinematic age, with its awards, its ridiculously long running times and its enormous footprint in the sand of the modern movie epic?
So do I buy into the God-like character Tolkien offers us in Gandalf? I don't know that I'm ready to commit one way or the other. But I guess the choice to believe either way, Tolkein would say, is ultimately mine.
More questions on The Lord of the Rings (books, movies and creative franchise): Are Bilbo Baggins and Pippin Took related
Wait--it's a three-parter, isn't it? When's the release date for Part Two? Can we buy tickets yet? Oh man, this is gonna
The legend of King Arthur is one that finds greatest resonance during times when society looks for a heroic type, either to represent its wish for some worthy adventure, or it wish to channel its aspirations for the common good into a larger-than-life character.
It will be interesting to see how Tolkien handles the old legends, and how readers respond to the old form in the hands of such a talented and popular author.